Cub scouts complete building projects

Marci and Joshua Gilpin, of Skowhegan, work on the bird house. Joshua is in the second year of the Webelo program. (photo by Yvonne Brown)

Cub Scouts, in Skowhegan Pack #485, recently built birdhouses during their meeting which gives Cubs and parents a chance to work together on a project while teaching the Cub Scout about safe use of woodworking tools and the importance of being kind to animals. “It was a lot of fun,” said Cub Master Shanna Brown. The projects were built on January 15 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, in Skowhegan. Scouts in first grade completed requirement five of the My Tiger Jungle Adventure. Youth in the third grade completed requirement three in the Baloo the Builder Adventure and youth in fourth and fifth grades completed the second requirement of the Build It elective.

Kurtis Brown, of Norridgewock, is a Wolf Cub Scout. His family cut out all the bird house kits for the Scouts to build. (photo by Yvonne Brown)

Philo and his dad Zack work on a bird house together. Philo recently joined Pack #485. (photo by Yvonne Brown)

Logan Corson, of Madison, is in the Webelo program. (photo by Ashley Corson)

PHOTO: Helping out

Brionna Charlebois helps out in the kitchen during the Vassalboro seniors cribbage day, as part of the Vassalboro Community program, headed by Karen Hatch. (contributed photo)

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PHOTO: Four generations gather

From left to right, Reed Lalime Haskin, Marjory Robbins Lalime, Jody Lalime Welch, Hattie Lalime Haskin.

A reunion of four generations of mothers and daughters came together on Christmas Day, 2022. The holidays have a wonderful way of bringing families together. For the Lalime-Welch-Haskin family it meant that one-year-old Reed Haskin met her 90-year-old great-grandmother “Jamma” for the first time. Marjory, Jody and Hattie all grew up in East Vassalboro, while home for little Reed is Anchorage, Alaska. Contributed photo

PHOTO: Local scouts clear cemetery markers of snow

Front row, from left to right, Scarlett Mudie, Bear Cub Scout, Willow Mudie, BSA Scout, “Lizzy” Blais, BSA Scout. Second row, Mrs. Jennifer Fortin, Marleen Lajoie (Col. Ret. ARNG), Tristan Morton, BSA Scout, Trenton Franklin, BSA Scout, Ian Martin, BSA Scout, Carmina Fortin, Jacob Blais, BSA Scout, Becky Blaise, CC Cub Scouts, Jeff Morton, CR (Col. Ret, USA), Anthony Fortin, BSA Scout Third row, Michael Fortin, CC Troop #603, Jon Martin, SM, Brian Franklin, Lynette Mudie, Lonwood Keller, VFW, VFW Post Commander Brian McComb, Phillipe Blais, ASM, Craig Bailey, VFW (MSG ret. USA) Not Pictured: Joshua Demers (Cub Scout Den Leader), Mack Demers (Tiger Cub Scout), and Landon Demers (Lion Cub Scout). (photo courtesy of Chuck Mahaleris)

Each year thousands of service members are remembered in National and State Veterans Cemeteries. This year VFW Post #887 and Troop/Pack #603, of Augusta/Windsor, cleared the markers and stones during a snowstorm to honor over 30 who have not been recognized before.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, January 19, 2023

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GREEN BUGS: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed these green bugs last summer.

FULL MOON: Dwayne West, of Palermo, captured this spectacular full moon recently.

EARLY MORNING FOG: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this male cardinal during an early morning fog.

PHOTOS: American Legion members bring Christmas stockings to VA

American Legion Post #126, in Vassalboro, filled and delivered 200 Christmas Stockings for veterans at Togus. They thank Waterville Elks Lodge #905, Winslow Connected Credit Union, Vassalboro United Methodist Church ladies group, Cub Scout Pack #410, Sew for a Cause and community members who helped support this project.

Contributed photos

PHOTO: New tractor

The China Four Seasons Club, along with Jon Fortier, manager of China Hannaford, donated a John Deere battery tractor to Wesley Chamberlain. He had gone to their festival of trees with his grandmother, and stood out to them as he was so excited to see the trees and one particular tree that had a smaller tractor under it, in which he put all his tickets. They called to say he had not won the tree, but they wanted to donate a tractor to him. (contributed photo)

PHOTO: Strange encounter

Charlie Ferris, 12, of Waterville, left, poses with New England Patriots team member Cole Strange on the field, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on New Year’s Day, after the New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins, 23-21. Strange was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (29th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. (photo courtesy of Mark Huard)

FISHY PHOTO: Netting a good one

Leighann Mazoki took this photo of her dad, Gary Mazoki, netting a bass on Sheepscot Lake, in Palermo. Leighann’s son, Manny, stayed with his grandparents for two weeks last summer. (photo courtesy of Leighann Mazoki)